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Scathing WSJ editorial: The only explanation for Trump’s behavior is that he wants GOP to lose the House

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A scathing new Wall Street Journal editorial all but accuses President Donald Trump of intentionally sabotaging his own party’s chances of holding onto the House of Representatives in this fall’s midterm elections.

In particular, the paper’s conservative editors analyze the way that Trump’s strategy of driving up base turnout against Democratic incumbents in rural states such as North Dakota and Missouri, they say that this will likely do great harm to vulnerable House Republicans who represent suburban districts.

“Mr. Trump might not welcome a Democratic House, but he also might not fear it as long as Republicans keep the Senate,” they write. “More than even most politicians, Mr. Trump always needs a foil, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be from central political casting.”

That said, the editors lament that this strategy would render it impossible to pass any further conservative reforms during Trump’s presidency — and they say that a big Democratic victory could still “start up the impeachment machinery,” even if the possibility of conviction in the Senate is remote.

“Judges aside, the House has been essential to Mr. Trump’s main achievements that have lifted the economy — corporate tax reform, deregulation — and whatever government-reform victories they’ve had,” they write. “If they lose the House this year, Republicans aren’t likely to get it back until the end of the Trump Presidency.”

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Trump calls four Dem lawmakers ‘very racist troublemakers’ in latest angry Twitter tirade

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President Donald Trump on Monday once again launched an attack on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in an angry Twitter tirade.

"The 'Squad' is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart," the president wrote. "They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!"

The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!

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Vogue editor Anna Wintour refuses to talk about Melania Trump so she can lavish praise on Michelle Obama

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Vogue editor and fashion doyenne Anna Wintour had little good to say about current First Lady Melania Trump in an interview with the Economist, choosing instead to lavish praise on Michelle Obama as the "best ambassador this country could possibly have."

In the interview, which can be heard below, Anna McElvoy wanted to talk about Melania but Wintour seemed to have no interest in the former fashion model from Slovenia who is currently the third wife of Donald Trump.

“[Melania] I think, very consciously, wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion, in this case, or a transatlantic ambassador,” McElvoy asked, pointing to the first lady's recent trip to the U.K. “I mean, do you value that?”

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‘Offered up for abuse’: Jeffrey Epstein and Charlie Rose conferred about new assistants the PBS host could sexually harass

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Disgraced former PBS host Charlie Rose and accused billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly had conversations about women whom Rose should hire and whom he would then go on to sexually harass.

New York Magazine reporter Irin Carmon has a bombshell story about Epstein's call logs that show his regular interactions with multiple powerful men during a time when prosecutors say he was running a sex trafficking ring for underage girls.

Of particular interest are his calls with Rose, who was fired by PBS in 2017 after multiple women came forward to accuse him of being a serial sexual harasser.

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